go

Cooker fire in Donnington almshouses

Slow cooker left on hob accidental cause

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

Cooker fire in Donnington almshouses

A SLOW cooker left on top of a hob was the accidental cause of a fire in Donnington almshouses this morning (Monday).

One pump from Newbury Fire Station was called at 9.15am to the almshouses at the old Donnington hospital, in the Oxford Road.

Firefighters found a slow cooker had been set ablaze on a hob, after the wrong ring had been switched on.

The slow cooker then accidentally heated up, activating a smoke alarm.

The fire had already been extinguished when firefighters arrived.

No-one was hurt.

The cooker hob was damaged in the incident.

Firefighters left after half an hour.

Firefighters afterwards issued a reminder to make sure life saving smoke alarms were in good working order, including the batteries and not to leave items on cooker hobs.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

Knife confiscated from year 5 pupil
News

Knife confiscated from year 5 pupil

Headteacher declines to comment on actions taken

 
Major delays in Newbury
News

Major delays in Newbury

Traffic comes to a standstill on A4 and A339

 
News

Road closure in Great Shefford

 
News

Sculptor gets go-ahead for bronze statue of Jack of Newbury

1comment

 
All Districts

Rider hurt as horse bolts